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SuperNewb

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Will Photoscan work well with a ram disk?
« on: November 10, 2015, 04:34:01 AM »
Hi guys,

I am building a new PC to pair with my current xeon rig and have a question regarding ram.

I want to go with an i7 for this build and the max ram it supports is 64gb.  Motherboard supports up to 128gb though.

If I build with 128gb of ram, will Photoscan be able to utilize the additional 64gb if I assign it as a ram disk?  Has anyone tried doing something like this before?

I may try this setup and if it does not work out I can swap the i7 for a quick single xeon to get all the ram working.   

Build looks like this right now:


Intel Core i7 – 5820K Processor

Intel Liquid Cooling

MSI X99A Gaming 7 Motherboard

Thermaltake Core X9 ATX Desktop Case

128GB RAM (Crucial 16GB x 8)

 1200W PSU

Intel 480GB 2.5” SSD

Western Digital 4TB Red HDD

MSI R9 390 Gaming 8GB DDR5 GPU




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Re: Will Photoscan work well with a ram disk?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 12:03:54 PM »
i7 can adress only 64 GB ram, for 64+ GB ram need a XEON CPU 
using RAM disk is useles, better buy a SSD as RAM is more important
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Re: Will Photoscan work well with a ram disk?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 11:10:51 PM »
i7 can adress only 64 GB ram, for 64+ GB ram need a XEON CPU 
using RAM disk is useles, better buy a SSD as RAM is more important

Thanks Wishgranter,

Another question for you:

For the Xeon, what is more handy? More cores or more hz?

  My current rig is a dual xeon e5-2690,  they are clocked at 2.9ghz and combined have 16 cores.   When i process some jobs against a fast i7, the i7 gets some tasks done far faster.  Should I try a high ghz quad core xeon to best match the i7 or go for another expensive high core cpu?

Thanks
« Last Edit: November 10, 2015, 11:18:32 PM by SuperNewb »

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Re: Will Photoscan work well with a ram disk?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 10:44:22 AM »
Hi SuperNewb

have send you a Email,  contact me, will explain it deeper, more direct discussion..

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